Guests will enter and exit cafetorium at 9:15 through the double doors facing the Bus Loop. You will not go to the Front Office for a Visitor's Badge.
Our Administration team (from l to r: Sarah Brennan, John O'Brian, and Amy Vann) serving up fun at the 26th Annual Halloween Parade!
November is Family Engagement Month!
Florida Family Engagement in Education Month is a time to celebrate the important role parents and families play in their children's education. When schools work together with families to support learning, children are more motivated to succeed, not just in school, but throughout life. The Florida Department of Education recognizes the vital role that schools and families play throughout a child's educational journey. Click here for more information and tools for Family Engagement Month from the Florida Department of Education.
Picture Retakes November 29
If your student missed the first picture day then make sure they're ready on 11/29. If you pre-ordered and don't like the photos then send in the portrait package with your student on the Wednesday after Thanksgiving to have them retaken and replaced. If you would like to preorder we have forms in the Front Office, or you can visit Leonard's Photography at www.leonards.com/photoprepay with access code R433644.
The Wonderland Gift Shoppe (sponsored by PFA) will be open November 30-December 7 for students to purchase gifts for family, pets, and more! But, we can't do it without your help. Sign up to assist students with budgeting and selecting gifts. ONLY APPROVED VOLUNTEERS MAY SIGN UP. If you don't know your status you can contact the Front Office at 336-2575.
Red & Blue Cards for Parent Pick Up Cars
This week students dismissed as car riders were given 2 red or blue cards with their last name and grade. These should be displayed in your passenger side windshield to help speed up dismissal times. Use the Parent Pick Up lot that corresponds with your home address, to ensure traffic is evenly distributed. If you live south of the school (Hibernia, Green Cove) use the South PPU lot near the Front Office and display your BLUE CARD. If you live north of the school (Pace Island) use North PPU (behind cafe) and display your RED CARD.
16 Thanksgiving Lunch
served in cafeteria
17 1st Grade Thanks-
20-24 No School
29 Picture Retakes
30 Chick-fil-A Spirit Night
Gift Shoppe opens
1 6th grade Field Trip
Paterson's Calendar can be viewed online by clicking HERE.
To add PES dates to your calendar simply click the +Google Calendar icon on the bottom right of the calendar.
November's Breakfast & Lunch Menus can be viewed HERE.
No-Bake Bake Sale - The PFA Fundraiser ended November 9, but PFA is so close to their goal that they are extending the deadline! Please send in a cash/check donation made out to Paterson Elementary this week to help the PFA.
We're #2! - Did you know that Paterson Elementary is the second largest elementary school in Clay County? PES has over 1,020 students, and we have added 2 new teacher allocations this year in Kindergarten and Third, in addition to our new Assistant Principal, Sarah Brennan!
Turkey Trot- On Friday, November 17, during their Resource class, all students will walk or run the 1 Mile Turkey Trot Course! Be sure to dress in appropriate clothes and shoes that day.
Get your holiday shopping finished early and earn money for Paterson's Technology Programs! Stop by anytime on November 11th to purchase or pre-order video games, consoles, and more.
10% of each sale will go towards our school. Bring this flyer with you or tell the cashier that you’re with Paterson!
Join us for the 26th Annual Halloween Parade on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 9:00 AM! PK-3rd grades will march in the parade and 4th-6th grades will watch, while the FIHS drum line keeps the beat in the courtyard. All students have the option to wear a costume.
Families are invited to attend and may enter campus through the Main Gate in the bus loop starting at 8:45 AM. Due to the large number of attendees we will not issue Visitor's Badges in the Front Office. Parade route will begin in 3rd grade and make it's way through the buildings and courtyard. The parade will last about 30 minutes and then guests will exit back out through the Main Gate.
Only approved volunteers that have been invited by a teacher may enter classrooms after the parade. Volunteers can check in at the Front Office to have their volunteer hours tracked.
Parents wishing to check out their child early after the parade must go to the Front Office and show ID. The student will then be called up to the office for dismissal. Please be patient in the event of long lines.
October 31 is an Early Release day with all students being dismissed at 11:45.
Celebrate the 18th annual "Lights On Afterschool" on Oct. 26, 2017 with the event partner YMCA! Please join YMCA of Florida's First Coast, Inc. in the PES cafeteria from 4:00-6:00 PM for some fun crafts and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) activities.
Launched in October 2000, Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities. The effort has become a hallmark of the afterschool movement and generates media coverage across the country each year.
The Afterschool Alliance organizes Lights On Afterschool to draw attention to the many ways afterschool programs support students by offering them opportunities to learn new things—such as science, community service, robotics, Tae Kwon Do and poetry—and discover new skills. The events send a powerful message that millions more kids need quality afterschool programs.
Find out more at http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/loa.cfm
2017 Red Ribbon Week is October 23-27